Student Meal Plan Options

Dining Services at Radford University offers a variety of meal plans, providing you with the freedom to select the plan that best meets your eating preferences.  

Unused balances for meal plans do not carry over to the following semester. If the account balance reaches zero before the end of the semester, the meal plan will no longer work until additional Food Dollars (add to Food Dollars Plus) or Flex Dollars (add to Flex Plus) are purchased.  Flex Plus will give your student the same discounts as the original flex plan and because of that, should be added in limited increments, as meal plan balances go away at the end of the semester.

 

CRITICAL INFORMATION/DATES REGARDING FALL 2022 MEAL PLANS

Online Meal plan changes for students in Residential Housing & University Apartments may be initiated on or after July 12, 2022.  The link may be accessed by logging in to the OneCampus Portal.  Click on Categories (to the left of the search bar), then Finances, then choose the Meal Plan Change link and follow the prompts to select your meal plan.  Meal plan changes may be initiated online through 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.  Starting Thursday, August 18, 2022, changes may be initiated by emailing the ONE Card Office (onecard@radford.edu).  The email should include the name, ID, and preferred meal plan.  Meal plan changes initiated starting the first day of classes (Monday, August 22, 2022) through September 2, 2022, must be done in the One Card Office in Heth Hall and will incur a $20 fee to make the change. 

PROCESS FOR PURCHASING COMMUTER MEAL PLANS!

Commuter Student Purchases may be made beginning July 12, 2022, by logging into the OneCampus Portal.  Click on Categories (to the left of the search bar), then Finances, then choose the Off-Campus Meal Plan Purchase link, then click on the Select Term button and follow the prompts to select your meal plan.  Once the meal plan is chosen, the charge will be added to the student's account and the amount due will be payable to the Bursar's Office.  This new process applies to customers purchasing their meal plans with financial aid as well.  Commuter student meal plans may be purchased online until 11:59pm on Thursday, October 6, 2022. 

 

MEAL PLANS will download and be active on the students' ONE Card beginning Thursday, August 18, 2022, though dining options may be limited through August 22, 2022.  Visit Dining Services' website for more information.

 

MEAL PLAN OPTIONS/DESCRIPTIONS

On-campus meal plans (residents)

All students living in residence halls must have one of the following meal plans.  The DEFAULT meal plan is the Flex meal plan.

2022 - 2023 RATES

    Flex Plan ($2263.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $698 in flex dollars and $30 in flex vending.  Offers 50-70% savings on all dining purchases.  Best value when used in the all-you-care-to-eat dining location.  Vending purchases are not discounted. 

    19 Plus Plan ($2333.00  per semester) - Access to every meal period in the all-you-care-to-eat dining location, plus $150 non-discounted dollars for use in the retail locations and vending.

    15 Plus Plan ($2269.00 per semester) - Access to any meal period, up to 15 meals per week, in the all-you-care-to-eat dining location, plus $150 non-discounted dollars for use in the retail locations and vending.

    

University Apartment Residents

The University Apartment Block Plan is modeled after the 65 & 90 meal plans.  It comes with a "block" of 105 meals and $215 in Food Dollars.  The 105 meals have a "transfer credit" in the amount of $8.96 when used at retail locations such as Chick-fil-A, Wendys, Papa Johns, etc., but when used at the all-you-care-to-eat location, Dalton Dining Hall, only one swipe/meal is taken.  The $215 in Food Dollars are dollar-for-dollar and may be used instead of a meal when eating at the retail locations and they may also be used in vending machines.

The University Apartment Block Plan costs $1192.00 and is the minimum meal plan requirement for University Apartment Residents, though, they may choose to buy up to one of the on-campus meal plans (Flex, 15, or 19 meal plans).  A meal plan change link will be available on the OneCampus Portal starting July 12, 2022

 

Off-campus meal plans (commuters)

Off campus (commuter) students are not required to purchase a meal plan, but may choose to purchase a meal plan.  In addition to being able to purchase any of the meal plans available for on campus students, the following options are also available to commuter students.

2022-2023 RATES

    Flex Plan ($2263.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $698 in flex dollars and $30 in flex vending.  Offers 50-70% savings on all dining purchases.  Best value when used in the all-you-care-to-eat dining location.  Vending purchases are not discounted.

    19 Plus Plan ($2333.00 per semester) - Access to every meal period in the all-you-care-to-eat dining location, plus $150 non-discounted dollars for use in the retail locations and vending.

    15 Plus Plan ($2269.00 per semester) - Access to any meal period up to 15 meals per week, in the all-you-care-to-eat dining location, plus $150 non-discounted dollars for use in the retail locations and vending.

    Flex Junior ($1144.00 per semester) - Flexible spending account includes $406 in flex dollars.  Offers 50-70% savings on all dining purchases.  Best value when used in the all-you-care-to-eat dining location.

    Block 90 ($789.00 per semester) - 90 meals to be used at any time during the semester.  Maximum value received at the all-you-care-to-eat dining location (ONE meal, ONE swipe).  Meal exchange rate of $8.96 if used in retail locations.

    Block 65 ($570.00 per semster) - 65 meals to be used at any time during the semester.  Maximum value received at the all-you-care-to-eat dining location (ONE meal, ONE swipe).  Meal exchange rate of $8.96 if used in the retail locations.

 

Flex and Flex Junior meal plans 2022-2023: Why are these plans so popular and what do I get for my money?

Many of our students like to eat when they want to eat, at their choice of place, and with friends who are eating at the same place.  They may crave a homecooked meal or choose an ala carte style meal.  With the Flex and Flex Junior plans, the students have the choice to eat at any Dining Services location while enjoying the discounts provided by these plans (50 - 70% below Dining Services retail prices, depending on the location of the usage).

In all retail locations (locations other than Muse or Dalton) students pay 50% off the listed retail price when using their Flex Dollars. In the all-you-care-to-eat dining location (Dalton), the charge is discounted up to 70%, depending on the meal period. Students begin the semester with:

     $698 Flex Dollars (Flex Plan) and $30 in Flex Vending Dollars

     $406 Flex Dollars (Flex Junior)

The 2022-2023 door rates for Dalton are as shown in the following table. 
(Prices shown do not include sales or meals tax)

Students and parents should note that the Flex Plan is the least expensive meal plan provided for our Residential Students.  It is not intended to provide three meals per day, seven days per week, but is intended for budgeted use.  For information on the most efficient use of your flex meal plan, check out the Flex Budgeting Guides on the Dining Services website.

 

 

Meal Cash Door Rate Flex Rate
Breakfast (Dalton only) $7.76 $2.33
Lunch/Brunch (Dalton only) $11.63 $3.74
Dalton Dinner $13.81 $4.59